As you may know, we have made it our mission to track down green job lists on the web.  First we  found Smart Company’s Best Green Jobs in The Next Ten Years. Then we scoured the Internet to find other lists.  Up until yesterday, we had found 11 additional top green jobs lists.  In addition to Fast Company, we also found green jobs lists on Fortune, Hotjobs, CareerBuilder, Greentech Media, Forbes,  E Magazine, Super Eco, Inventor’s  Spot,  Eco Salon and   Combined, these lists provided insight into 56 occupations, which we combined into one comprehensive list.

Yesterday, while watching the news coverage of Earth Day, I saw Chuck Leavell, keyboardist for the Rolling Stones and Director of Environmental Affairs for the Mother Nature Network, a web-based eco-guide.  During the interview, their article, Seven Green Jobs To Get You Through The Recession, was mentioned. Well, I found it on their web site.  The following are the jobs that are most likely to get you through the recession:

1.  Wind-turbine factory worker
2.  Energy auditor
3. Wind-turbine mechanic
4. Solar-panel installer
5. Green builder
6. Fuel cell engineer
7. Green blogger

The authors say that these jobs should be stable enough to see you through the hard times.    What do you think?

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Tracey de Morsella started her career working as an editor for US Technology Magazine. She used that experience to launch Delaware Valley Network, a publication for professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area. Years later, she used the contacts and resources she acquired to work in executive search specializing in technical and diversity recruitment. She has conducted recruitment training seminars for Wachovia Bank, the Department of Interior and the US Postal Service. During this time, she also created a diversity portal called The Multicultural Advantage and published the Diversity Recruitment Advertising Toolkit, a directory of recruiting resources for human resources professionals. Her career and recruitment articles have appeared in numerous publications and web portals including Woman Engineer Magazine,, Job Search Channel, Workplace Diversity Magazine, Society for Human Resource Management web site, NSBE Engineering Magazine,, and Human Resource Consultants Association Newsletter. Her work with technology professionals drew her to pursuing training and work in web development, which led to a stint at Merrill Lynch as an Intranet Manager. In March, she decided to combine her technical and career management expertise with her passion for the environment, and with her husband, launched The Green Economy Post, a blog providing green career information and covering the impact of the environment, sustainable building, cleantech and renewable energy on the US economy. Her sustainability articles have appeared on Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation, Chem.Info,FastCompany and CleanTechies.